Kanpur: A three-member delegation from Ethiopian Sugar Corporation arrived at National Sugar Institute (NSI) here in the city on Tuesday on a two-day visit. They sought NSI help in setting up a sugar institute in that country.
The delegation comprises Mengisab G Kidan (chief executive office ddvisor), Yohannis Mekuanint (CEO) and Jemal Aman (training director). They met the NSI director and other officials. The delegation was also told about the services rendered by the institute to the sugar mills of Kenya for improvement of technical efficiency.
Delegate Jemal Aman from Ethiopian Sugar Corporation gave a presentation in which he said that the current production of sugar in Ethiopia is 3.70 lakh ton which is to be increased to 40 lakh tons and number of sugar factories are to be increased to 17 from 7. For all this, manpower would be required which is not available in Ethiopia. The delegation sought co-operation of the institute for opening of a sugar academy in Ethiopia.
A memorandum of understanding was also signed between the Institute and delegation for increasing the technical efficiency of sugar mills in that country, better utilization of co-products and setting up of a sugar academy in Ethiopia.
NSI director Narendra Mohan spoke about various activities of the institute, the number of Indian and foreign nationals trained at the institute and advisory, extension and other services provided here.
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